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Exploring the Ecosystem of the U.S.- Mexico Border By Margaret Wilder – Scientific American – December 6, 2018 The wetlands are springing back to life in the Colorado River delta located mostly in Mexico just at the border with the … Continue reading

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Recognizing Their Role in Maintaining Healthy Watersheds, “Beaver Believers” Work to Rehab Rodent’s Reputation By Sarah Boon – Science – July 23, 2018 Why should we care about beavers? Consider all they do. Beavers convert vegetation to marsh to wetland … Continue reading

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 The ghosts of nature’s past are making a comeback By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – May 16, 2018 Alligators live in fresh water. They can handle a few hours of saltwater, maybe a day at most, but fresh is … Continue reading

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An endangered animal thrives in a novel ecosystem By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – May 2, 2018 In the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia are habitats unlike any found in that continent’s history: narrow strips of vegetation along roads, railways … Continue reading

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Big, non-native mammal invaders: not a problem, but a solution. By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – August 23, 2017 Even as native populations of large-bodied herbivores fall at alarming rates, others of their kind are thriving in new locales … Continue reading

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Walking Trees Terrorize Marshes By Asher Elbein – Hakai Magazine – July 5, 2017 In the shadow of the Kennedy Space Center, in Florida’s Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, a quiet invasion is taking place. Amid the brackish water and … Continue reading

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VIDEO: In Chesapeake Bay cleanup, a larger ecosystem at stake By Julia Wall, Logan Jaffee and Guglielmo Mattiol – The New York Times-The Daily 360 – April 11, 2017 – Video To view video, click here.  

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Democracy and Water in a New Presidential Era By Nicole Silk – River Network – November 9, 2016 This year’s Presidential election results were unexpected and outrageous in so many ways. The election disclosed how truly divided our country is … Continue reading

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Coastal crisis, conflicting ideas: How a complex restoration plan found success By Natalie Peyronnin – Environmental Defense Fund – October 20, 2016  Delta systems such as coastal Louisiana are beautiful and unique intersections of communities, ecosystems and industry. But the wide … Continue reading

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Naturalists Grow Wildlife, Pollinator Habitat Contact: Jeff Woods – USDA NRCS – FL – August 1, 2016 Billy and Marcia Boothe are naturalists, having spent a lifetime observing, documenting, photographing and teaching about Florida’s plants, insects and wildlife. So when they … Continue reading

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